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Digital Saturday

Featuring the Digital Bookmobile

  • Date: 11/16/2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  
  • Location: Central Library
    1000 Avocado Avenue
    Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Introduction: Newport Beach Public Library invites the community to enhance their technological literacy at Digital Saturday on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Public Library invites the community to enhance their technological literacy at Digital Saturday on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.

 

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Digital Saturday will showcase the library’s digital resources, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and online databases, as well as explore the  Media Lab, Sound Lab and Tech  Toys available for loan. Staff will be on hand to introduce customers to the library’s eBranch and to show them how to download eBooks and magazines to mobile devices; access valuable research materials. A current library card and Google or Apple ID password is needed for one-on-one instruction on downloading ebooks and magazines to personal mobile devices.

 

 

As part of this special event, the Newport Beach Public Library will host the Digital Bookmobile. The 42-foot long traveling exhibit provides devices, internet connectivity and expert guidance to the local library's digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks. This traveling exhibit first launched in 2008 in Central Park, New York, and has since traveled more than 233,000 miles and welcomed over 240,000 visitors at over 1,000 events.  

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Digital Saturday is free, and no registration is required to participate. Customers are encouraged to bring their mobile devices for assistance in downloading eBooks and eMagazines.

 

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 DIGITAL SATURDAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE

November 16 2019. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.      Overdrive Digital Book Mobile will be in front of Central Library

10:00 a.m.              Cyber Security presentation by Detective Shawn Dugan, NBPD

11:00 a.m.              Introduction to the eBranch and digital apps: Flipster, Kanopy streaming video, Libby and RG Digital magazines

12:00 noon              Children’s Online Learning Resources in the Children’s Room

1:00 p.m.                Introduction to digital resources: Rosetta Stone language program, Consumer Reports, Ancestry.com and Legal Reference

2:30 p.m.                Grand prize drawing for $100 gift certificate

All programs will last approximately 30-45 minutes and will be held at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.

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